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Participants should arrange their own accommodation. There are several hotels near the department. The following list is in rough order of price, from lowest to highest. In terms of breakfast there are several places in town that might offer breakfast cheaper than at the hotels.
For information on how to arrive in Sheffield, see these university pages.
From the train station, the Hicks Building can be reached either by a 30-minute walk or by tram (£1.50, blue line towards Malin Bridge). The building is a few steps from the University of Sheffield stop.
The Hicks Building is number 121 on this map.
Those who bring their own laptops/tablets/whatever computing device will be able to connect to the university's wireless network. Eduroam is also supported.
Those who don't will be provided (limited) access to some campus terminals.
For lunch, the closest options are the Student Union just behind the Hicks building (which hosts a few shops and a café) and the Interval bar next to it (which serves food). Away from the campus there are many other places to eat, mostly on Glossop Road and West Street.
For dinner, there are many restaurants on West Street/Glossop Road and Devonshire Street/Division Street. There is also a small square of several restaurants at the end of West Street, by Leopold Street. In the other direction, away from the city centre, there are several places to eat at the junction between Glossop Road and Fulwood Road. In terms of good bars, the University Arms, Devonshire cat, Red Deer and Bath Hotel all serve good quality Sheffield ales.
Or, more simply, just follow the locals.
The conference dinner will start at 19:30 on Saturday, at Wong Ting (Chinese) Restaurant. There will be options suitable for various dietary requirements.